With busy schedules and juggling various roles, you might start to feel lethargic, irritable, and sapped of energy. Transitions such as Holidays, changing jobs, relocating, and relationship stress can wreak havoc on your body over time. Fatigue built up over time can rob you of much-needed deeper sleep as stress keeps your mind active into the wee hours of the night. The constant cycle of multitasking or fitting in too many activities in one day and then failing to get enough sleep, rest, or nutrition, will leave you cranky while reducing both your productivity and pleasure.
While breaking this cycle when you have constant demands on you may seem impossible, small and simple steps you take every day can add energy back into your day, while restoring calmness and balance. Exercising, eating well, sleeping enough, and stressing less will do wonders for both your mental and physical wellbeing. Before you know it, you will have more energy than you could remember, and a smile to boot!
Get your daily dose of water. Drink water daily and if you find it hard to down a bottle of water, just keep one by your desk and take it with you when you go somewhere so you can sip it on the go. Drinking enough water keeps nutrients flowing through your body more easily. You can tell how much water you are drinking by the color of your urine. If it is light yellow or colorless, you are drinking enough water. However, if it is darker in color, you are not hydrated enough.
Starting out your day, you might crave that cup of coffee or tea or other caffeinated beverage. Having a little caffeine is one to kick your nervous system into gear but having too much results in dehydration, increased anxiety levels, and prevents you from having a good night’s sleep. Also avoid loading your drink with sugar and too much dairy, which packs on the pounds. Switch to decaffeinated drinks for the afternoon and fruit juices. Check the label and make sure that any drink you buy has mainly natural ingredients (names you recognize) and is free of high fructose corn syrup.
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